Women golfers rarely purchase a new set of clubs when they are first learning the game. Since they don’t know if they will take to the game, it doesn’t make sense to buy an expensive set of new clubs. Some women start golfing because they don’t want to be a golfing widow, and they end up with a set of their husband’s old clubs. Some women pick up the game for business, so they may find a set of clubs at a yard sale. Other women just want a new challenge, so they start golfing with any set of mismatched clubs they can find. A better solution for beginning women golfers is to purchase certified pre-owned clubs.
“Pre-owned” can sometimes be a euphemism for “used.” When you purchase a set of used clubs, you never know the quality you are going to get. But Callaway is looking to improve the image of “pre-owned” and offer different options to golfers in the market for a newer set of clubs—certified pre-owned Callaway clubs. Purchasing pre-owned clubs can be a great alternative to purchasing new clubs if you are a beginning golfer looking for a quality set of clubs or if you are a seasoned golfer looking for clubs that are a step up from your old set.
Callaway Golf Pre-Owned & Outlet is the source for Callaway certified pre-owned clubs. The Callaway pre-owned program is quite extensive. They offer drivers, woods, hybrids, iron sets, individual irons, and wedges. Callaway rigorously tests any submitted club before offering it on the website. Their 10-point inspection includes testing the structural integrity of the club; checking length, lie, loft, and swing weight; authenticating the serial number; and cleaning and testing the club. No club your husband hands down or you find at a yard sale will be this thoroughly tested and examined.
There is no risk when you buy pre-owned clubs from Callaway. In addition to their meticulous inspections, Callaway also offers a generous warranty and return policy. Each club sold by Callaway Golf Pre-Owned & Outlet comes with a 12-month warranty against defects. If you decide against keeping the club right away (before using it), you can return the club and receive your money back. If it takes you a little longer, and few swings on the course, to decide the club isn’t right for you, you can return it within 90 days for store credit.
Ready to buy some Callaway pre-owned clubs, but don’t know what to do with your old mismatched set? Callaway Golf Pre-Owned & Outlet can help with that, too. Their “Trade In! Trade Up!” program may be able to take those clubs off your hands. In return, you get to apply the value of your traded clubs to any purchase of Callaway equipment, new or pre-owned. Although the “Trade In! Trade Up!” program will accept equipment from many different manufacturers, the program is very particular about the condition of the submitted club. Dings or scratches on the head or shaft may significantly decrease the value of the club or disqualify it altogether. The Callaway Golf Pre-Owned & Outlet website offers specific examples, with pictures, of what is not acceptable.
Investing in brand new clubs doesn’t make sense until you know you are committed to the game. But that’s no reason to accept someone else’s shoddy castoffs when you first start. In fact, playing with clubs that may be unfit to swing can negatively affect your game and, in turn, your attitude towards golf. By investing in quality certified pre-owned clubs, you are giving yourself a better chance to excel at and enjoy playing golf.